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KPMG Chicago Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  1. "2nd year associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    5 weeks of PTO are great, especially since taking it does not detract from your utilization. The people I've worked with are by and large great, and I've built personal friendships with many of them.

    Cons

    Limited flexibility to maneuver role/group - very political process.


  2. "Pros/Cons of KPMG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great vacation days (about 25) and benefits, such as health care and 401k/retirement planning.

    Cons

    Potentially long hours, fluctuations in hours, potentially lots of travel, and potential to be staffed on projects that have nothing to do with your interests and/or skill sets.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and opportunity to grow"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great culture, smart people, and a great environment to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Every team is managed a little differently, one's experience is truly measured by the team they are on


  4. "Great benefits, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, a lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    No such thing as a work-life balance
    Firm culture is a lot more hyped up than it actually is


  5. "Haven't had busy season yet.."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate (Consultant) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate (Consultant) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    I love my colleagues and my team. Most people are welcoming and want to see you grow.

    Cons

    Having to hotel into your seat isn't all that fun.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Learn to onboard"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPMG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to travel and work with temporary teams, then go for it.

    Cons

    Too many to mention here.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to onboard people


  7. "Great Career Builder // Terrible Values"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career builder / boost
    Industry exposure
    Networking at national level
    Prestige
    Great perks: travel benefits, great technology, etc
    Every day is different

    Cons

    Chicago Financial Management / Financial Services - Insurance partner is discriminatory against homosexuals
    Leadership is deceitful and covert
    Women are paid less than their male counterparts
    Discrimination and sexism are everyday norms at this firm
    Staff have no say in what projects they desire to be on
    Will cut staff salaries / bonuses instead of streamlining leadership
    Every project I was engaged on I witnessed direct bigotry and sexism from all levels in the firm (Staff to Partner)

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach: having values and a mission statement mean nothing if you allow your work force to be sexists and bigots
    Be honest with your employees about firm performance and reward them appropriately

  8. "My experience at KPMG has been a positive experience for the entire time I have been here."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time

    Pros

    The company culture of KPMG is what makes it a good place to work. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    They work their cubs hard, and associates are expected to put in a fair amount of work to earn that promotion


  9. "Manager - National Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remote work environment, great people, great brand name and good benefits. KPMG is a great place to work and grow your career.

    Cons

    There are no bad things to say about KPMG.


  10. "Overall, a great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, BPG in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, BPG in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPMG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, work from home, collaborative work environment, office perks, strong leadership, transparency, great people

    Cons

    Process, rigidity, salary, and bonus

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer employees transparency. To remain competitive, consider higher base salaries.


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